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Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

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Address: Tafelberg Road | Lower Cable Station, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 424 8181
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8:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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The best views of Cape Town are seen from the top of Table Mountain. The...

The best views of Cape Town are seen from the top of Table Mountain. The Cableway takes you to the summit in under 5 minutes and the cable car's rotating floor ensure that all visitors get a 360 degree aerial view of the city.

The 65-passenger cable car runs from Tafelberg Road to the top of Table Mountain.

To date the Cableway has transported more than 23 million visitors to the summit.

850 000 visitors from all over the world use the Cableway annually.

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The fast way!

The fast way (and best way unless you want to hike for an entire day) to visit the Table Mountain. PS you can buy your tickets on-line via the internet so you don't have to queue... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The fast way (and best way unless you want to hike for an entire day) to visit the Table Mountain. PS you can buy your tickets on-line via the internet so you don't have to queue for that upon arriving.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A must to do the Cable lift. It spins around so you can take in the views 360 degrees. You don't even feel like your moving. My husband is scared of heights & he was very relaxed & felt at ease. Great views & make sure you have a sunny day without wind. Our day was absolutely perfect.

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Malmo, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The cable cars had undergone maintenance and had been closed for a few weeks when I got there. This had built up a number of people waiting for it to open and when it did, there was a waiting for two hours in line to get up. Fairly effective organisation though so it wasn't a big problem. I liked the... More 

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Thank Hajfi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Cable car is a short 4min journey with a rotating view of Table Mountain but with up to 60 people in the car it's unlikely you'll have the window spot as they're very crowded.

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Salmon Arm, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the ride was smooth and straight up pretty much, very exhilarating. the walk at the top also great with rock hyrax greeting us. Windy, foggy, lovely.

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Syosset
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

try and get a window spot, floor rotates on both assent and descent giving you a 360 ° view...... And once on Table Mountain you will be impressed.

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Thank Sean M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

cable car to table mountain cape town experience was superb. View of the city from the mountain was like a dream state. i have experience of many cable cars in the world but unique feature of this cable car was internal rotation giving equal chance of view by each passenger. Thumbs up.

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Chevy Chase, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We bought tickets online. I believe they have a seven day window based on your start date. This was needed since most of the trip the mountain was in the clouds. On the last day before our 1:00PM flight out we arrived at about 8:00AM. WE waited the half hour before it opened with the other 100 or so people... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great way to quickly get to the top. Mountain is about 1km high and cable is about 1.2km long. Beautiful sights there!

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Opens at 8:30am, get there at 8am and there will still be a line. But by 11am the wait is normally around 2 hours. When you get to the top, take the path that loops all the way around the table to get the best panoramic views. A must in Cape Town.

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